WNEP interviews culinary contingent about Derby trip

Published 04.25.2022

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Keating records Stemler's work as the student wraps up a semester-ending chocolate project in advance of his weeklong trip to Churchill Downs to serve Kentucky Derby guests.Niedermyer talks about the Derby experience.Smith shares the excitement of a Derby Week internship.Cooper, a student in culinary arts, discusses what she’s learned and looks forward to seeing on her return trip.Local ABC affiliate WNEP-TV visited campus Monday to talk with a few of the Penn College students who have been hired by Levy Restaurants to serve Kentucky Derby internships at Churchill Downs. Chris Keating interviewed Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts, who will accompany business and hospitality students to the Derby for the 13th time, along with students Madison Y. Cooper, of Harrisburg, who will be making her second trip to the Derby; Moira A Smith, of Aaronsburg; and Caleb J. Stemler, of Jersey Shore. The students will leave for Kentucky on May 2 and prepare food for the events that happen throughout the week, including the iconic “Run for the Roses” on May 7.